How to get to 100 and enjoy it

‘How to get to 100 – and enjoy it’ is a unique exhibit that allows visitors to see how our population is changing using a combination of information, games and videos. Demography – the study of human populations – allows us to understand how births, deaths and migration create the size and composition of a population.

Visitors to the stand can build a Lego population pyramid and find out why knowing the age and gender structure of a population helps us understand what society needs now, and in the future. Interactive content lets visitors see the world through ageing eyes, calculate life expectancy, build an age-adapted workspace and more.

Visitors can talk to researchers from the University of Southampton on the stand to understand how demographic issues will affect their life, family and community. The really brave can take a selfie and age it forwards to see what they might look like at 100!